The field of 20 will draw for Post Position today at 2 p.m. PST on ESPN2, or you can follow it live at KentuckyDerby.com. This is extremely important, especially for the favorites, as drawing a bad post can be the kiss of death. Bad posts include the extreme outside, 19 & 20, as well as the rail, 1. After the draw the Derby field will be set, barring scratches.
I'm very sorry about my lack of Derby writings- the last 3 weeks have been beyond insane. I plan to remedy that today however, as I leave work and life behind and bring my laptop on my cross country journey to Louisville later today. I will have stuff up tonight depending on internet access at SFO & the Denver airport, and more tomorrow and Friday as well.
In the meantime, if you can only read one dude, that dude should be Steve Haskin and his Derby Reports, provided that you can handle some of the horse racing terminology- bar none he is the best out there. Also, The Bloodhorse is the best site as well, so hook that up before you hit DRF or the official Derby site.
Finally, I'm foregoing the Arsenal jersey and shorts route this year, which means one thing, and one thing only: pimpin'. Here's a little preview in the form of the shoes I picked up yesterday.
That's Mr. Two Tone Blue Gators to you, son.
I'm off to the airport, beyond geeked.